bands/musicians The Best Skate Punk Bands  

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This skate punk bands list ranks the best skate punk bands and musicians by votes. This list of top skate punk groups let’s you see who skate punk fans think are the best bands in skate punk music. Originally a derivative of the West Coast hardcore punk scene, skate punk gets its name for its popularity within the skating community. Skate punk can be defined as melodic hardcore punk that when combined with the high energy of straightforward punk rock creates a sound that's distinctly associate with skateboarders. Emerging in the early 1980s in Southern California, Arizona, and Texas, skate punk has become one of the most popular forms of punk rock. In the late 1990s, the genre exploded into the mainstream and hasn't looked back since. Though some may associate skate punk and pop punk together, they're different genre and shouldn't be confused.


So, what are the best skate punk bands? Any list of skate punk bands has to include the likes of NOFX, Bad Religion, Blink 182, Rancid, Pennywise, and the Descendents. When you think of skater music, these are the groups that likely jump to the front of your mind. These bands have managed to endure over the years, especially when compared to other good skate punk bands. Regardless of mainstream popularity, the best skate punk bands should be at near the top of this poll. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best skate punk bands. If you notice that a band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best skate punk bands of all time?" and "who are the greatest skate punk rock bands ever?"

If you're a skate punk that knows about the genre, please vote based for the bands that have put out your favorite skateboarding songs. Even if you don't skate, vote up your skate punk bands. 
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NOFX is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
NOFX Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

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Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Bad Religion Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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Millencolin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Millencolin Pop punk, Ska punk, Skate punk

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Pennywise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Pennywise Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

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+ - 1,704 358
Lagwagon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Lagwagon Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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+ - 1,478 420
Rancid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Rancid Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

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No Use for a Name is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
No Use for a Name Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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+ - 1,246 380
Descendents is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Descendents Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
The Offspring Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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+ - 1,754 710
Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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Rise Against is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Rise Against Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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+ - 901 358
Strung Out is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Strung Out Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore

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+ - 394 119
Ramones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Ramones Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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+ - 493 187
Less Than Jake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Less Than Jake Pop punk, Ska punk, Third-wave of ska

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+ - 607 255
The Bouncing Souls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
The Bouncing Souls Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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face to face is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
face to face Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Good Riddance Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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+ - 480 184
No Fun at All is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
No Fun at All Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Misfits is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Misfits Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk

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+ - 825 395
Social Distortion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Social Distortion Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

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+ - 357 115
Propaghandi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands

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+ - 701 326
Dropkick Murphys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Dropkick Murphys Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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+ - 815 406
Suicidal Tendencies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Suicidal Tendencies Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 558 251
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Black Flag Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Anti‐Flag is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Anti‐Flag Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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+ - 705 350
Minor Threat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Minor Threat Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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+ - 532 242
Operation Ivy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Operation Ivy Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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+ - 709 358
Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Goldfinger Pop punk, Ska punk, Alternative rock

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+ - 721 378
MxPx is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MxPx Pop punk, Christian punk, Skate punk

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Sum 41 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Sum 41 Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

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+ - 415 233
H2O is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
H2O Melodic hardcore, Skate punk, Punk rock

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+ - 380 217
Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Flogging Molly Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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+ - 392 232
Alkaline Trio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Alkaline Trio Horror punk, Pop punk, New Wave

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+ - 345 196
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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+ - 350 209
Sick of It All is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Sick of It All Crossover thrash, Metalcore, New York hardcore

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+ - 378 237
Ten Foot Pole is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Ten Foot Pole Pop punk, Punk rock

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+ - 240 124
Reel Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Reel Big Fish Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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+ - 271 151
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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+ - 206 96
Guttermouth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Guttermouth Pop punk, Pop music, Skate punk

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+ - 344 217
Circle Jerks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Circle Jerks Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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+ - 201 95
Pulley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Pulley Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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+ - 349 223
Fugazi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Fugazi Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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+ - 305 186
AFI is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
AFI Horror punk, Neo-progressive rock, Gothic rock

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+ - 334 227
88 Fingers Louie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
88 Fingers Louie Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

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+ - 407 294
Screeching Weasel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Screeching Weasel Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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+ - 419 305
Adolescents is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Adolescents Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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+ - 427 317
Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Agent Orange Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

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+ - 266 182
New Found Glory is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
New Found Glory Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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+ - 279 200
7 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
7 Seconds Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

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+ - 293 214
Agnostic Front is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Agnostic Front Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk